Manali Solang Valley Beas Kund Trekking
This beautiful valley is just 13 Kms from Manali and the trek starts from the Old Manali village. The trail goes on a ridge high over the river Beas and by passes a couple of old villages. Solang Valley itself offers some spectacular views of the famous peaks in the Kullu valley. Our destination is the Beas Kund a small glaciated lake and the source of the River Beas.
Day 1: Manali - Solang Valley (2483m): 4 Hours
Today the trek leads out of Old Manali village high above the River Beas along a well-defined path. We cross the two ancient villages of Shanag and Burua before reaching the beautiful Solang Valley which doubles as a Ski resort in winters. Camp overnight in the lush green meadows.
Day 2: Solang - Patalsu Peak (3963m) & Back: 5 Hours
Today we trek and climb the 3963-metre high Patalsu peak from where great views of the surrounding mountain peaks can be had. We return by late evening to Solang Valley and camp.
Day 3: Solang - Dhundhi - Bhakarthatch pastures (3300m): 5 Hours
Today the trail leads uphill from Solang Valley through green meadows and trees of alder, pine and fir to the grazing pastures of Bhakarthatch. Camp here for the night with excellent views of the surrounding mountain peaks.
Day 4: Bhakarthatch - Beas Kund (4471m) & Back: 6 Hours
The trail again climbs steeply towards the beautiful glaciated lake of Beas Kund which is also one of the sources of the River Beas. Get close views of Hanuman Tibba, Friendship and other famous peaks of Manali.
Day 5: Bhakarthatch - Dhundhi - Solang: 6 Hours (Back to Manali by Jeep)
We head back the same way we walked up.